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Thread: mineral spirits....?

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    Dan & Colleen Guest

    Default mineral spirits....?

    What is the best product to clean unfinished wood? Will mineral spirits leave a film on it?


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    Default No, it wont *NM*



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    Default Lacquer thinner

    removes most residues, flashes off fast and gives a good idea what wood will look like with clear finish, including flaws, sanding marks etc etc; no residue.


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    Default Re: Lacquer thinner

    I learned the hard way, you might have to as well. laqcuer thinner is a horrible cleaner because its also a solvent, albeit the lacquer thinner evaporates what it dissolves might not.

    My lesson cost the "then" boss 10 grand.

    Best Regards


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    Default Re: Lacquer thinner

    How about Methyl Hydrate?



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    J.P.Rap in Hamilton Guest

    Default Re: Lacquer thinner...Roman...

    How about a little more info?
    Sounds like an interesting story.
    J.P.


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    Default Re: mineral spirits....?

    you can get a wood bleach at almost any marine supplyer it will clean almost all wood of stains but not paint or varnish's rick in addison


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    Default I use pure turpentine *NM*



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    Dan & Colleen Guest

    Default Re: I use pure turpentine

    Thanks for all the info guys. A wealth of knowledge.

    Dan


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    Default Re: Lacquer thinner

    that stuff is lethal, but sure works well for painting oily wood,

    cheers


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    Default Re: Lacquer thinner...Roman...

    Cleaning plastic laminate with lacquer thinner. Big commercial job and the contact cement was cleaned off with thinner, the only thing it did was melt it leaving a thin film over everything. In the end the whole job had to be done again.

    Seen the same thing with wood, .......never again, I leave it for what is supposed to be used for.............thinning lacquer.

    Cheers


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    bert Guest

    Default vm&p naptha *NM*



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